COFFS Harbour City Council and the Department of Community Services (DOCS) will work together to develop a new approach to delivering the information and referral services previously organised by the Coffs Harbour Neighbourhood Centre.
The neighbourhood centre went into liquidation in July with debts of about $200,000.
DOCS has asked the council to temporarily auspice the services that were provided by the neighbourhood centre and to work towards setting up a new controlling body.
"It was a sad day when the neighbourhood centre shut as it had provided a valuable service for the city for many years," chair of the council's City Services committee Cr Gavin Smithers said.
DOCS has told the council it wants to reopen the Coffs Harbour neighbourhood centre by July, 2006.
Equipment from the after school care services, that had been auspiced by the neighbourhood centre, were auctioned this week on the orders of the liquidator, Morgan Chubb of Clout and Associates.
Among the items sold was a demountable building at the Woolgoolga Out Of School Hours child care centre, which was bought for $14,500.